Cathy Marie Buchanan on The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Painted Girls.

Date: Friday, January 13 2017.

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Location: Maritime Museum, Galle Fort.

In this wide ranging session, Buchanan will talk about her two New York Times Bestsellers, both in their way love stories.

‘The Day the Falls Stood Still’ pulls us into the maelstrom of Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath, who has led a sheltered existence as the younger daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company, meets Tom Cole by chance on a trolley platform and finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, against her family’s strong objections.

‘The Painted Girls’ is a gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged 14, and the era’s most famous criminal trials. It follows two sisters who, upon their father’s death, find themselves forced to take up work in the demi-monde of 1878 Paris.

“Buchanan’s prose is as haunting as it is elegant.” – Harper’s Bazaar.

Cathy Marie Buchanan’s visit is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Tickets: Rs.1,000 / Available: 125

Access With: Event Ticket / Festival Pass / Day Pass

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